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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by xBruce88x, May 1, 2010.

  1. xBruce88x

    xBruce88x

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    Should my power supply really be this hot!?

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    See Power/aux Temp :eek:
     

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    hrm...how is that program reading that temperature? also, you live in georgia so i am guessing your ambient temps are high?
     
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    Could you get your temps in celsius? I'm lazy to convert and can only compare temps in celsius lol
     
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    77c and it is highly unlikely your PSU has any sort of temperature monitoring so it may be a false reading. Does the PSU and the air coming out of it feel very hot?
     
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    Try other temp reading software if the air doesn't seem that hot

    your case may be the culprit of all those high temps
     
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    I have yet to find a PSU temp monitoring program. Unless you PSU has a 3/4 pin that can hook up to the mobo.
     
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    my case has no side panels on atm... and the case feels warm near the psu, and the air comming out the back is fairly warm (but not moving much... ) I stuck a small desk fan blowing in the side of the case aimed at the psu and now the temps have gone down to 165F/72c, better than 172/77c i guess.

    It must be measuring something if it shows its cooler with a fan blowing on it.

    edit, yea it has a 3 pin plug (2 wires tho, one blue and one black) that goes to the mobo

    edit 2, yea rhino its usually warm here, but its not so bad now...its 68f/20c now and ZOMG TORNADOES IN THE FORCAST?!?!
     
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    20c is cold :p My ambient is 22-23 right around now, in winter its 20, sometimes 21c... in summer, 23-26C :(
     
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    power/aux is usually not connected to anything.

    That software doesnt know where the sensor is - hence, called aux. its likely on your VRM's or something, and not related to the PSU at all.
     
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    lol well w/e it is its slightly cooler now
     

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